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Poster: ducats Date: Feb 9, 2011 4:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: -10

thats crazy

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 9, 2011 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

When I lived in Iowa many, many years ago I recall them cancelling school simply because of the wind chill. Something in the neighborhood of -50. Nothing like your lungs freezing up. I do not, repeat do not, miss that. I do, however, miss an incredible rib eye at the Iowa River Power Company.


"Blow me" takes on a whole new meaning.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Feb 9, 2011 7:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

Here in Ohio: -10 windchill for today, and -15 for tomorrow. No long walks for the doggy in these temps...

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Poster: Uncle_John Date: Feb 9, 2011 9:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

-10 here in Wisconsin this morning too. -10 and still falling tonight. They say the wind chill is something like -30. But it's been a pretty mild winter. We really need a solid -30 or lower every few years to kill off the invasive plants and insects - but we haven't had that kind of cold for 10 years or more.

On the other hand, -10 is damn cold. Every year I gain a greater understanding of why people retire to warm climates. I'm thinking southwest. Not Tuscon or Phoenix where the heat is so miserable, but maybe somewhere with a bit of elevation to moderate things.


Mando - several years ago we were visiting my in-laws in southern Virgina between xmas and New Years. We planned to go to Richmond for a day - but they got 4" of snow and completely shut down for 4 solid days. We got quite a kick out of the hysterics on the TV.

Heck, we've had 4"+ twice in the past week, and the overall snowpack is somewhat more than knee deep. Life goes on....

- John

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 9, 2011 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

A "blizzard" has been forecast for SE Virginia starting tonight and running into tomorrow morning.

A real "blizzard" is what Chicagoans recently experienced.

A Virginia "blizzard" is any measurable snowfall. The state will shut down, schools will close, work will be on a 2 hour "Essential Personnel Only" delay, local news will attempt to outmaneuver each other with screaming headlines like "Winter Blast 2011" or "Storm of the Century - news at 11"

And the 67 snowplows and dumptrucks will be out dumping tons of sand and salt on the roads.

And it won't snow.

In three weeks it will snow and there won't be any sand and salt left.

I miss Nebraska and real winters. I do, really.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Feb 9, 2011 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

They do "Stormwatch" here when it's supposed to rain. In Los Angeles. Seriously. Weather-doppler 5000s all around - in a place with very little noticeable weather

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Poster: boltman Date: Feb 9, 2011 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

I get the LA channels in my neck o' the woods (high desert) and it is so silly. Have a buddy who works three week shifts on the North Slope. Said it got to -80. Can't even begin to wrap my head around that. Works a 12-hour shift checking the pipeline. Crazy dude.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 9, 2011 8:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

We have the same thing here in AZ, just for different weather events. Whenever we get more than .01" inches of rain over the span of a week, all the local "news" channels send out their "Doppler 12 Mega Storm Team" to cover the deluge. Every 10 mintues or so they interrupt regular programming with a "Storm Team: Eyewitness To The 2011 Apocalypse" update to tell you that there has been a report of another puddle spotted in Tempe and to stay tuned for live coverage as soon as the roving "Storm Team Disaster Emergency Response Battle Ark" has arrived on location.

Now, true, there have been some rather destructive rain events from time to time here in AZ, but these rabid mental midgets (or should I say little people? Doesn't have the same lyrical punch) get way to excited every time a cloud bigger than a Volkswagen appears in the sky.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 9, 2011 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

We have Triple Doppler Radar here on our local weather blowhard collective. So that means they are three times as likely to jack the forecast up.

Just checked the forecast again....

60% chance of snow multiplied by a 90% of being wrong = 54% chance of clear skies.

I made that formula up...............

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Feb 9, 2011 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

"In three weeks it will snow and there won't be any sand and salt left."

Salt and sand---how quaint. Being the vanguard of anti-wintry weather road conditions, we no longer use such pedestrian and 20th century technology down here.
Maybe Alabama will sell you some of our pickle juice if we don't dump it all tomorrow.

TOOTMO

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Poster: daliguana Date: Feb 9, 2011 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: -10

Same up here in Albuquerque - the news will go crazy with Winter Storm Watch. Schools and even the state will shut down for temps near 0 - hell, the state ran out of gas last week! Can't say that I miss Iowa/South Dakota winters, though - that's just insane! I'll take 90 days of 'winter' any day.